Investor, Reach Capital
B.S. Bioengineering, Minor IEOR, 2009
MBA Wharton, 2015, MPA Harvard Kennedy School, 2016
I’m an early-stage investor in education technology companies. I spend my time meeting with entrepreneurs, evaluating potential investments, and supporting our portfolio companies with everything from recruiting to product strategy.
“I’m very thankful for the analytical and problem solving skills that were an integral part of the Bioengineering program. One specific course that deeply shaped my career was the Capstone course with Professor Amy Herr.”
Research Associate, Protein Fluidics, Inc.
BS Bioengineering, 2016
My role is to provide an interface between the different realms that need to be crossed to take our device to market, namely the biochemistry and the microfluidics.
“Berkeley Bioengineering enabled me, through hands-on research experience and by being able to take classes across different departments, to create a balanced profile, something critical for being constructive in a small start-up.”
Business Associate Consultant, ZS Associates
BS, Bioengineering, 2014; MEng Bioengineering, 2015
I am a strategy consultant in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry.
“My drive for striving to find solutions to complex problems and to help others keeps me motivated and helps me be successful in my role…The thing that keeps me enthusiastic about my job is the feeling of helping others in a useful way.”
Product Manager, Accenture
BS Bioengineering, 2013
I work with my clients to design and develop product features that enhance user experiences, increase product revenue, and remove operational inefficiencies associated with their product using Agile Software Delivery methods.
“(In BioE I learned how to) empathize and conduct user needs research to develop products that not only solve problems, but increase usability and customer satisfaction.”
Technical Program Manager, iPhone Product Operations
BS Bioengineering, 2013
“Strong communication skills have been critical to achieving management success and long-term career goals…Being able to build and develop mutual levels of respect and understanding between teams so that they are incentivized to provide support when issues arise has been invaluable.”
“I am also very passionate about encouraging young women to enter STEM fields, so I hope to one day use my career as a platform to support that.”
Associate Director of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs, Channel Medsystems
Masters in Translational Medicine, 2011
I’ve been responsible for our company’s regulatory submissions in the US, Mexico, Canada, and the EU, as well as providing clinical and technical support for the physician investigators in our pivotal trial.
“I gained my foundation in clinical research and regulatory affairs through the MTM program. This allowed me to jump in quickly when our company developed the need for clinical and regulatory support.”
Clinical Demand and Supply Leader, Genentech
BS Bioengineering, 2013
I predict how much medicine we need to produce to ensure that we have enough medicine for the patients in our clinical trials. Currently, I am managing the global supply of a new Alzheimer’s drug and a Macular Degeneration (blindness) drug.
“When I’m faced with a new problem, I take a step back to brainstorm multiple possible solutions from different perspectives ..to choose the solution that makes sense for the greater whole by empathizing with all of the stakeholders.”
Software Engineer, Genentech
BS Bioengineering, 2012; MS Bioengineering/ Translational Medicine, 2013
Our team builds exciting web applications that visualize drug manufacturing data and enable faster and more informed decisions. We work with various manufacturing groups such as Operations and Validation to understand their problems and collaborate to design new software solutions.
“With a background in bioengineering, I can make better design choices because I can understand what is happening in the manufacturing plant and what the code ultimately needs to accomplish.”
Research Associate, Early Stage Development, Kite Pharma
Master of Engineering, Bioengineering, 2015
I perform process development to design, establish, and transfer cell therapy processes to support early phase clinical trials.
“The course and laboratory work at Berkeley helped me not only to grasp the principles but also allowed me to apply those in real life applications. I believe that the culture in Berkeley to encourage analytical thinking was crucial to my success both as student and in the industry.”
Lead Quality Engineer, Abbott Laboratories
B.S. Bioengineering, 2011
I work on a minimally invasive heart valve repair device called the MitraClip. My role is to supervise a small group of quality engineers who support the manufacturing line, ensuring product quality and compliance.
“In BioE I learned working in teams with highly technical people, understanding the prototyping and design process, good laboratory practices, and problem solving.”